Manufacture nationale de Sèvres
Clodion vase. Hard-paste
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In 1756, the factory moved to Sèvres, near Madame de Pompadour's Bellevue Palace. This new building, 130 meters longer, was built between 1753 to 1756 with Lindet as architect. It became a royal factory in 1759.
Jean-Claude Chambellan Duplessis served as artistic director of the Vincennes porcelain manufactory and its successor at Sèvres from 1748 to his death in 1774. Louis-Simon Boizot was director between 1774 and 1800; Alexandre Brogniart director between 1800 to 1847; and Henri Victor Regnault director beginning in 1854.
In 1920, the Treaty of Sèvres, the peace treaty between the Ottoman Empire and Allies at the end of World War I, was signed at the factory.
- François Boucher
- Louise Bourgeois
- Pierre Buraglio
- Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse (artistic director)
- Alexandre-Évariste Fragonard, son of Jean-Honoré Fragonard
- Théophile Fragonard, son of Alexandre-Évariste Fragonard
- Viola Frey
- Hector Guimard
- François-Xavier Lalanne
- Jean-Louis Morin
- Guillaume Noël
- Serge Poliakoff
- Auguste Rodin
- Adrian Saxe
- Giovanni Battista Tiepolo
- Betty Woodman
- Philippe Xhrouet
Elephant vases, painted by Charles Nicolas Dodin, c 1760 (Walters Art Museum)
Vase à vaisseau, 1764 (Walters Art Museum)
Potpourri vase ovale Mercure in early Neoclassical taste, c. 1770 (Walters Art Museum)
Sèvres dinnerware from the service “riche en couleurs et riche en or” ordered in 1784 for the queen Marie-Antoinette.